Accession Number : ADP000613

Title :   A General Computer Program for Use in Determining Track Width Plow-Minefield Effectiveness Criteria,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Briggs,Beverly D.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center (USAMERDC) has developed a computer program for use in assessing the effectiveness of a track width mine clearing plow moving through an area containing mixed mine types/fuze mechanisms. This program includes important modifications and extensions of some of the methods currently used for obtaining countermeasure-minefield effectiveness criteria and yields statistical information that cannot be determined from other existing models. The approach to this problem makes use of a Monte Carlo computer simulation technique developed at the USAMERDC. Because of a need to investigate current and future threats for ascertaining mine-target interactions within a minefield, the computer program has been written in such a way that the only additional coding required is the so-called threat subroutine, against which the countermeasure effectiveness of the target can be determined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Army research, *Operations research, *Computer programming, *Mine clearance, Operational effectiveness, Mine detection, Mine neutralization, Vehicles, Tracks, Width, Computerized simulation, Computer programs, Land mines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE